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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Colorado National Monument, Colorado

 
Clickable Map of Mesa County, Colorado and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Mesa County, CO (26) Delta County, CO (18) Garfield County, CO (30) Gunnison County, CO (32) Montrose County, CO (34) Pitkin County, CO (14) Grand County, UT (27) San Juan County, UT (45)  MesaCounty(26) Mesa County (26)  DeltaCounty(18) Delta County (18)  GarfieldCounty(30) Garfield County (30)  GunnisonCounty(32) Gunnison County (32)  MontroseCounty(34) Montrose County (34)  PitkinCounty(14) Pitkin County (14)  GrandCountyUtah(27) Grand County (27)  SanJuanCounty(45) San Juan County (45)
Location of Colorado National Monument, Colorado
    Mesa County (26)
    Delta County (18)
    Garfield County (30)
    Gunnison County (32)
    Montrose County (34)
    Pitkin County (14)
    Grand County, Utah (27)
    San Juan County, Utah (45)
 
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1Colorado (Mesa County), Colorado National Monument — Ancient Environments
The rocks that make up this landscape formed in environments that are very similar to ones we can observe on the earth's surface today as well as ones that occur beneath the surface where tectonic plates collide to form mountain ranges. Kayenta . . . Map (db m159711) HM
2Colorado (Mesa County), Colorado National Monument — Canyon In A Canyon
While this might look like a glacial U-shaped valley, it is not. It is a canyon formed by flowing water. The story is one of different rocks responding to erosion in different ways. Hanging Canyon Notice how the profile of this canyon . . . Map (db m159762) HM
3Colorado (Mesa County), Colorado National Monument — Climbing Independence
[Left side historical photo captions read] With his climbing partner Rae Kennedy, and photographer Whipple Chester, John Otto became the first person to summit Independence Monument. Otto had been in the area five years by then. When he arrived . . . Map (db m159662) HM
4Colorado (Mesa County), Colorado National Monument — John Otto
In recognition of John Otto Trail Builder, Promoter, and First Custodian of Colorado National Monument Est. May 24, 1911Map (db m159625) HM
5Colorado (Mesa County), Colorado National Monument — Stephen Tyng MatherJuly 4, 1867 - Jan. 22, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.Map (db m159637) HM
6Colorado (Mesa County), Colorado National Monument — The Grand View
Take the short stroll to a spectacular and unique viewpoint to discover more about the Monument's geology and high flying birds. Bird Habitat The airspace above the protected canyons is the domain for a diverse variety of birds. The Oldest . . . Map (db m159709) HM
7Colorado (Mesa County), Colorado National Monument — The Shape of Independence
Does the shape of Independence Monument help tell the park's erosional story? It depends on your viewpoint. From here the monolith appears to be shaped like a tower, but the sideview shows that it is the remaining piece of a rock wall between . . . Map (db m159647) HM
8Colorado (Mesa County), Colorado National Monument — The Shapes of Erosion
Erosion produces unusual shapes on the landscape. As the protective Kayenta Formation layers erode from the ridge before you, the softer Wingate Formation beneath it is exposed and responds in a unique way. Early visitors throught these shapes . . . Map (db m159759) HM
9Colorado (Mesa County), Colorado National Monument — Tragedies on Rim Rock Drive
Twenty-three mile Rim Rock Drive was built almost entirely by using picks, shovels, and sheer muscle to remove massive rock and debris. The engineering skill of the workers can be seen today in the tunnels and stonework. With construction came a . . . Map (db m159715) HM
10Colorado (Mesa County), Colorado National Monument — Upper Serpents TrailSerpents Trail to Devils Kitchen Trailhead
With around 20 switchbacks, this old road was once called the "crookedest road in the world." In 1961, the Serpents Trail was converted to a hiking trail, quickly becoming a local favorite. The scenic path curves back and forth through Wingate . . . Map (db m159612) HM
 
Apr. 22, 2021